Friday, November 23, 2007

My First Hosting of Thanksgiving!!!!

Has anyone heard of an oven catching fire while the turkey cooks inside??? Yeah, MiNe DiD!!! The turkey had been in for about 2 hours and all of the sudden we here a loud noise from the oven and a burst of a flame......Frantically we called out for Tony( my firefighter brother in-law) and Aaron cuz we are girls what do we know........Well of course as soon as they run up from the basement where the football marathon was being held most of the flames had died down and upon further investigation we discovered that is was the coil inside! So what did we do you ask? Well, we called our neighbors ( Aaron and Jacque ) who were smart and were eating at their parents house!!! Anyhoo, they let us barrow their oven for the turkey, rolls and stuffing....So all was well....So I guess I couldn't expect things to be uneventful....I mean its me we are talking about!!! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!!!!
(Note- the images above are reenactments of the actual event...with the help of Aaron's imagination and a fog machine:)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Diaper Houdini.....Oh Dear!

Wow, look what we learned to do today!!! We now know how to take off our diaper in the crib!!!So I go in to get Riley from his morning nap and his pants are off....Okay that happens all the time but the kicker is that the diaper is off too!!! Then I go to get the camera and he freaks out..hence the sad face, but I had to get a picture of this!!!! Because I'm sure it will only happen this once ...Right!

Thanksgiving...Oh My

So my family is all coming to MY HOUSE this year for Thanksgiving.....Okay I have never cooked a Turkey!!! If you have any sugguestions let me know or just wish me luck! My sister happens to be a fabulous cook, so I am leaning on her heavily. My mom says she is going to be focusing in the grandkids? Is that legal- she is totally tapping out on us!!! It should prove to be an exciting week !!! I will let you know......

Friday, November 16, 2007

RiLeY DeAn WOoDs

So I am a little bit late posting this one....We went to his 9 month check-up( about 1 and a half weeks ago) and he is gaining some weight!!!! I AM actually feeding him!! Why can't it be a good thing when I'm gaining weight also??? Who made these rules anyway?! So here are his stats....
Weight- 17 lbs
Length- 28.5 in
Head -46 cm
So you can all sleep a little better tonight knowing Riley is completely healthy and normal!

Monday, November 12, 2007

True Confessions of Gratitude

In the spirit of Thanksgiving I must let you all know how grateful I am for our dear friends Aaron and Jacque who......happen to live next door! We love them sooo much and have such funny times together( Thanks Wendy..they know what I mean) Anyhoo, I just want them to know that we think they are awesome.....And I have a confession for them....I will address later in the post...

Above is Aaron P and Aaron W working on Aaron P's basement, noticed the crazed look in Aaron W's eyes and the homeboy smirk on Aaron P's face.....Oh Geez !!!! ( that's for you Lar...:)Oh....and by the way I don't think that those are orbes in the picture, they had just cut down a wall and there was a ton of dust....Did I just shoot down the whole orbe theory??

Okay, Okay the confession.....So the other night I had to go to Aaron and Jacque's house to retrieve something off of their door step, when I got there I looked down and saw a very good looking plate of cupcakes that someone had left them. In a split decision, I took one........There was like 10 of em' and I didn't think that they would mind! IT WAS DELICIOUS!!!! I really dont regret it, although I do realize it wasn't very nice:) Aaron made fun of me so much that night and made me tell Jacque the next day, She forgives me and understands that I have zero self control with yummy treats around!!!! So anyway, that is my confession and expression of gratitude for both our dear friends and pumpkin muffins with a ton of cream cheese icing!!! Forgive Me! So I made them some Pumpkin Choc Chip Cookies to make it up to them.....

Thursday, November 8, 2007

United First Financial??

So Latley I've heard alot about a company called United First Financial...You might have too.?! It is Basicaly a company that sells a progam designed to explain how to use a HELOC to pay off all your debt including your house!!! Aaron who is usually the optimist in the family is really unsure about it and thinks it sounds to good to be true,(Probaly so right?) me on the other hand (who would usually say the same thing) I would like to learn more about it and see?!! Has anyone else heard of it?

Monday, November 5, 2007

Cupids Arrow has struck

This weekend we headed to Mesquite to attend the weeding of our dear , dear friends Bethany and Terry! Congrats to you both! Funny story...... Bethany is Aaron's cousin on his mothers side and Terry is Aaron's cousin on his fathers side. And Aaron is the one who set them up only a few months ago!! I'll admit I was not sure if they would really go together but apparently I was wrong!!! Here's to living Happily Ever After!!! We love you both
Here are just a few of my favs of Ry-Guy! I love his piercing blue eyes and his cute toothless smile.....I could just eat him up!! I love being called his Mommy.......

I Love You SOOO Much Riley....

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Trip to the Zoo....

I thought all of you would have posted these zoo pictures by now..... We headed up the the zoo on Mon to enjoy the beatiful fall weather and get out a bit with the babes ( and the little babies too =)

This is as close to a picture of all the kids that we could get!!!! Way too busy to get a PICTURE!

This is Riley reaching for Ella's hand....We have quite the ladies man !!! Watch out mothers of cute little girls everywhere!


Am I inadequate to blog?! I feel like alot of the blogs I look at are very charming, smart, funny and honest! Mine has mostly been pictures and fairly superficial. I was blessed with a gift of tongue ( talking that is....) my husband would defiantly agree with this....( the talking part..=) I can talk with the best of them and even sounds quite intelligent at times(sound that is )!? Although when it comes to writing I am like a deer caught in the head lights! What is wrong with me....Anyway, I am just saying that I am a little jealous of those of you( and you know who you are! ) who really know how to put the words on the page and sound so good doing it! Hale, to you witty bloggers...Stick with me I'm trying to make things a little more interesting!